David Palmer’s directing career was launched with hit music videos for Nelly, Lil Wayne, The Dandy Warhols, Mary J. Blige & Ja Rule, to name a few among dozens. He has since put his distinctive style and storytelling capabilities to use across music videos, commercials, documentary feature films and theatrical motion pictures.
His commercial campaigns for T-Mobile, Microsoft, Josh Cellars Wine and more conveys David’s ability to find the heart of a story - regardless of size and scope - and connect the viewer to the brand. He has traveled the world to direct a series of acclaimed documentary-style shorts for Microsoft. The films have been featured in the company’s Brand, Cloud and AI campaigns, and have taken David to Myanmar, London, Rio, Uganda, Namibia, France, Australia, Kenya, and most recently, Denmark. As a photographer, his recent still work includes New Amsterdam Vodka and High Noon Beverages.
David’s leap to feature films began with the mockumentary BROTHER’S JUSTICE, a collaboration with Dax Shepard. The film - a parody which followed Shepard’s decision to leave comedy in pursuit of his dream to become an international Martial Arts star - was released by Tribeca Films in April 2011. David and Dax teamed up again for the romantic action comedy HIT & RUN, starring Shepard, Kristen Bell, Bradley Cooper, Kristin Chenoweth and Beau Bridges.
Currently, David is directing the reboot of crime series AMERICA'S MOST WANTED, premiering on FOX in March 2021. His company, Palmer Productions, is located in Los Angeles, California.